By Charly Agwam – Bauchi
Senators cutting across party lines, on Wednesday, issued President Muhammadu Buhari a six-week ultimatum to resolve the worsening insecurity in the country or face impeachment.
According to the Senators, they have given the president all that he needed to tackle the security challenges but that the issue kept getting worse even in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the seat of power.
Their resolution came after a closed-door meeting with the Senate leadership headed by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, which lasted for about two hours in the red chamber.
After the closed-door meeting, the Senate President blocked move by the lawmakers to present their resolutions on the impeachment of Buhari over insecurity at plenary, a development which angered the Senators, who consequently staged a walkout to address the Senate Press Corps.
“At the closed session, we agreed to give him (Buhari) an ultimatum of six weeks after which we will impeach him. But the Senate President blocked it,” Minority senate leader said.
They also invited the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the devaluation of the naira as it fell to N710 to a dollar on Wednesday.